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Kudos0

Norton Download Insight let in a fake flash updater

Just today my computer redirected to a fake flash update page from criticalupdateflash . com.  I deleted it immediately to minimize the risk of it putting something bad on my computer but I remember it having something like Anemone8 for a developer or something.

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Kudos0

Re: Norton Download Insight let in a fake flash updater

Were you able to download the fake flash installation file? Was it detected by Norton if you were able to download it? If this is the case, Norton is working properly. Download insight checks downloads after they are on your system, not before.

Things happen. Export/Backup your Norton Password Manager data.
Kudos0

Re: Norton Download Insight let in a fake flash updater

i ran across this a couple of days ago. the pop-up looked like the real adobe flashplayer installer. it stated my flashplayer was out of date and started the download(and it was fast). then it prompted to click the install button. there is no doubt in my mind, no matter where you clicked it would start installing.since i was in sandboxie, i just closed out sandboxie then ran scans with mbam and ns22.6-both clean.norton didn't respond to this, but  hopefully would have if the install was started. i can see why people could be fooled by this. i knew my flashplayer was up to date. i use firefox 46.0.1   thanks

Kudos0

Re: Norton Download Insight let in a fake flash updater

The best defense against this type of attack is to block JavaScript in your browser, and only allow it on a site-by-site basis for websites that you trust.  Add-ons like NoScript have a learning curve, but are great protection.

Kudos0

Re: Norton Download Insight let in a fake flash updater

I was able to download it.  Download Insight registered it as "Reputation level: unproven" and just let it download as normal, even though I was 99.99% certain it was fake.  For all I know it was legit, but given that it came from a redirect page I highly doubt that.

Kudos0

Re: Norton Download Insight let in a fake flash updater

@aarogree: You can consider the following further actions if you feel need to fully address your concern:

  • Save your job, close all browser, clean temp file via browsers' own clean utility or CCleaner. Update yr own install of Norton (NS? NAV? Plz feel free to share a specific product later.), perform a full virus scan in yr Windows' Safe Mode w/ networking. Meantime, you can contact Norton Support here.
  • Check out your installed Adobe Flash Player and other 3rd-party installations. Make sure that they are all up-to-date. Meanwhile, you could rid of some unused/ out-dated items for better computer performance & e-security, such as Apple QuickTime.
  • Set Google Chrome and/or Mozilla Firefox as yr 1st browser app for enhanced safety. Please be kindly educated that, " So far, Norton does not support the Edge Browser" (What browser were/ are you using? Just BTW.).

Q: Flash Player update: Real threat, or false positive?

Proactive security tips are:

  • Be very cautious when surfing the web even some so-called popular domains (e.g., this BrotherSoft com). U can direct shut down then block some sudden pop-up.
  • Slow down your mouse when installing/uninstalling (avoid 'infecting' spamware during that process, e.g., this AOL, Reimage, other PUPs in the internet.)

(See this another "Java attack"@ http://adorationsaquaria281 top/d9ey/5c/416/dua/13251 Java may be out of date, huhh? Where is my JRE then? Check out the following IMG (so-call download of JRE) on yr VM later)

(Results from Yahoo!)

Closing words:

Enough is enough...

Just Keep TWO eyes on our display & mouse, slow down and, take care.

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Kudos0

Re: Norton Download Insight let in a fake flash updater

I use google chrome and I will do what you suggest as soon as I can.
Kudos0

Re: Norton Download Insight let in a fake flash updater

@aarogree: Your Norton product could also ask U to change the default browser app. Please follow that alert when you read it, if you too have trouble customizing yr 10 settings.

PUP Hunter PRO: Just TRYING to save the world (U) from cyber threats, A single blog post, at a time, and ONCE & FOR ALL. (A fan of Nadia_Kovacs)
Kudos0

Re: Norton Download Insight let in a fake flash updater

@Topopurim47: seems that the OS is still safe unless you perform the express (bloated) install of the adware installer you downloaded. See the following file report from Spybot:

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